Chatham 7th Graders Headed to Playoffs Despite Loss to Summit

CHATHAM, NJ - Summit built a lead in the first half and held on to defeat the Chatham Seventh-Graders, 32-14, on Sunday at Cougar Field.

Chatham plays the third-seeded Belleville (6-2) on Sunday in the first round of the NJSYFL playoffs. Game time and location yet to be determined.

Quarterback Ryan Lonergan threw a six-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jack Coffey in the first half for Chatham, which also received a blocked extra point from defensive tackle Nick Vivona.

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After trading punts early in the second half, the running back tandem of Ben Gorski and Colin Hart were able to get the Cougars down to Summit’s 1-yard line, where running back Josh Smith punched it in. Cougars converted their extra point kick (which is worth two points at this level) making it a one-TD game. But undefeated Summit pulled away with two scores.


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